So Ji-sub courted to play ghost Sohn Ye-jin’s grieving husband in Be With You
So Ji-sub (Oh My Venus) has received an offer to play Sohn Ye-jin’s (Last Princess) counterpart in the Korean remake of Japanese melodrama film Be With You (Alternative title: Coming to See You). If he confirms, it’ll be a reunion project for them after sixteen years since their first project together, MBC’s Delicious Proposal (2001). This upcoming movie Be With You is about a close-knit family that’s torn apart when the mom dies of a terminal illness.
Sohn Ye-jin confirmed at the end of last year that she would be playing the deceased mother, and her agency is currently in the last rounds of negotiations with the Be With You team. So Ji-sub is up to play her husband, who’s left behind, and at a complete loss as to how to carry on with their young son. And he’s thrown off again when his wife suddenly appears again in front of them, a year after her death during the rainy monsoon season.
Both actors have strong records in the melo genre, with So Ji-sub’s breakout project being I’m Sorry, I Love You, and one of Sohn Ye-jin’s most popular films being The Classic. They both have these expressive eyes that convey such soulful depth—I was particularly impressed with Sohn’s portrayal of Princess Deokhye in her last film. In their project sixteen years ago, they starred as siblings who had a typical bickering relationship, but now they’ll be a wistful married couple, so it’ll be interesting to see how that chemistry translates.
Be With You is being directed by rookie Director Lee Jang-hoon, and is expected to begin filming when the casting phase ends.
Via Herald Pop
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